Vaccinating your ferret during the Covid-19 pandemic

Many pets require yearly vaccinations, ferrets for instance, require a yearly vaccination against K9 distemper, they also should be given preventative flea treatment every three months.

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Many pets require yearly vaccinations, ferrets for instance, require a yearly vaccination against K9 distemper, they also should be given preventative flea treatment every three months.

But you might be concerned about how the Coronavirus pandemic might change this for your ferret.  

COVID-19 changes for ferrets, and what you can do 

Keep in touch with your local vet, many practices have reduced their appointments due to the virus outbreak. Initially, pet vaccinations were delayed but many practices have had the time to assess how best they can support their clients' needs in a safe way that follows the governments guidelines. Joining your local vet’s Facebook page or checking their website should offer you the most up-to-date advice. 

You, your ferret, and COVID-19 

Ferrets are the only small pet species at risk from humans who have contracted coronavirus. They can be susceptible to the common cold and flu, so there is a possibility they could be at risk if exposed to the virus. However, currently there is no evidence that coronavirus could be passed from pets to humans. 

If you’re still worried about your ferret and Covid-19, read our useful guide (link to new article here) we’ve put together. 

Looking for advice and support? 

If you still have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us